Archive | November, 2015

Lion Babe debuts new single “Where Do We Go”

21 Nov

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Lion Babe have debuted their new single online.

The experimental soul duo – consisting of members Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman – posted the audio clip for “Where Do We Go” to their Vevo channel on Thursday (November 19, 2015).

Production duties on “Where Do We Go” were handled by Mark Ralph, whose other credits include Blonde’s “All Cried Out” [Parlophone], Clean Bandit’s “Extraordinary” [Atlantic] and Years & Years’ “Eyes Shut” [Polydor].

Meanwhile, Lion Babe are scheduled to release their debut album “Begin” – featuring previous singles “Treat Me Like Fire,” “Jump Hi,” “Wonder Woman” and “Impossible” – on January 22 through Amanda Ghost’s label Outsiders Recorded Music in partnership with Polydor Records.

Other album contributors include Pharrell Williams (Usher), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce), Jeff Bhasker (Dido), Joel Compass (Seal), Dave Sitek (Kelis), Jin Jin (AlunaGeorge), MNEK (Jojo) and Andrew Wyatt (Bruno Mars).

Listen to the audio clip for “Where Do We Go” below.

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello premiere “I Know What You Did Last Summer” music video

21 Nov

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Shawn Mendes has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The Canadian singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “I Know What You Did Last Summer” – featuring Camila Cabello – to his Vevo channel on Friday (November 20, 2015).

The track was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Ido Zmishlany, whose resume includes further works with Carly Rae Jepsen [Interscope], Ed Sheeran [Atlantic] and Meghan Trainor [Epic].

Meanwhile, the repackaged edition of Mendes’ debut album “Handwritten Revisited” – featuring previous singles “Stitches,” “Life of the Party” and “Aftertaste” – is now available for download via iTunes.

Furthermore, Mendes is currently recording new music for his upcoming sophomore album under Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from Dan Wilson (Adele, John Legend), Stephan Moccio (Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd), Ammar Malik (Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas) and Laleh (Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding).

Watch the music video for “I Know What You Did Last Summer” below.

Kelly Clarkson premieres new single “Piece By Piece” music video

20 Nov

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Kelly Clarkson has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Piece By Piece” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (November 19, 2015).

“Piece By Piece” was produced by regular collaborator Greg Kurstin, whose recent credits include Adele’s “Hello” [Columbia], Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Boy Problems” [Interscope] and John Newman’s “Come and Get It” [Island].

Meanwhile, Clarkson latest album “Piece By Piece” – featuring previous singles “Invincible” and “Heartbeat Song” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Commercial performance-wise, the follow-up to 2013’s “Wrapped in Red” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

It also boasts alliances with Bonnie McKee (Adam Lambert), Kelly Sheehan (Beyonce), Justin Tranter (Pia Mia), Kara DioGuardi (Hilary Duff), Anjulie Persaud (Madison Beer) and Julia Michaels (Demi Lovato).

Watch the music video for “Piece By Piece” below.

Monica reveals new album “Code Red” tracklisting

20 Nov

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Monica has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming eighth album.

“Code Red” – featuring lead single “Just Right for Me” – is scheduled to hit stores on December 18 through RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated LP serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “New Life,” which debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the musicians backing Monica on “Code Red” are Polow Da Don (Usher), Tami LaTrell (Keyshia Cole), Jermaine Dupri (Ciara), Johnta Austin (Chris Brown), Bryan Michael Cox (Alicia Keys) and Timbaland (Beyonce).

Peep the tracklisting for “Code Red” below.

(01) Code Red / (02) Just Right For Me / (03) Love Just Ain’t Enough / (04) Call My Name / (05) I Know / (06) All Men Lie / (07) Deep / (08) Hustler’s Ambition / (09) Alone In Your Heart / (10) Suga / (11) Ocean of Tears / (12) Saints & Sinners / (13) I Miss Music / (14) Anchor

Tinashe releases “Party Favors” music video

20 Nov

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Tinashe has released a new music video online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Party Favors” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (November 19, 2015).

Production duties on “Party Favors” were collectively helmed by Allen Ritter (DJ Khaled, French Montana), Illangelo (The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa), Boi-1da (Elle Varner, Kelly Rowland) and Vinylz (Drake, Jamie Foxx).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tinashe is scheduled to release her sophomore album “Joyride” – featuring lead single “Player” – next year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Joyride” delivers further contributions from Cass Lowe (AlunaGeorge), Jonas Jeberg (Nicole Scherzinger), Dev Hynes (Carly Rae Jepsen), Joel Compass (John Legend) and Max Martin (Adele).

Watch the music video for “Party Favors” below.

Frances teams up with Howard Lawrence of Disclosure for new single “Borrowed Time”

18 Nov

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Frances has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Sophie Cooke – christened “Borrowed Time” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming debut album.

“Borrowed Time” was co-written by Howard Lawrence of Disclosure, whose other credits include Lianne La Havas’ “Wonderful” [Nonesuch], Mary J. Blige’s “Right Now” [Capitol] and Jimmy Napes’ “Give it Up” [Atlantic].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Frances is scheduled to release her debut album next year through Method Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

Her first mini-collection “Let it Out” – featuring “Set Sail” and “Eye of the Storm” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

That EP also delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Jonny Lattimer (Sinead Harnett, Ellie Goulding), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran) and Wayne Hector (Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction).

Listen to the audio clip for “Borrowed Time” below.

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello release new single “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

18 Nov

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Shawn Mendes has released his new single online.

“I Know What You Did Last Summer” – featuring Camila Cabello – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The track was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Ido Zmishlany, whose resume includes further works with Carly Rae Jepsen [Interscope], Ed Sheeran [Atlantic] and Meghan Trainor [Epic].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mendes is scheduled to release the repackaged edition of his debut album, “Handwritten Revisited” on November 20.

Commercial performance-wise, the original edition of “Handwritten” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Stitches,” “Aftertaste” and “Life of the Party.”

Moreover, the Canadian pop star is currently working on his second studio collection and will release it next year through Island Records.

Among the songwriters and producers backing Mendes on the still-untitled project are Dan Wilson (John Legend), Laleh Pourkarim (Demi Lovato), Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd) and Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas).

Watch the music video for new single “Stitches” below.

John Legend enlists Joel Compass for new album

18 Nov

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John Legend has enlisted Joel Compass for his upcoming album.

“So blessed! Had the pleasure of producing/writing with the coolest guy doing it right now @JohnLegend,” Compass posted to his Twitter account.

On the songwriting and production front, Compass is known for his work with FKA twigs (“Time”), Laura Welsh (“Soft Control”), Lion Babe (“Impossible”), M.O (“Preach”), Seal (“Monascow”) and Tinashe (“Fire and Flames”).

As a singer, his promotional cuts “Run,” “Forgive Me” and “Girlfriends” are now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Polydor Records and Amanda Ghost’s Outsiders Recorded Music Limited.

Meanwhile, Legend is scheduled to release his fifth studio collection and follow-up to 2013’s “Love in the Future” next year through Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Malay (Frank Ocean), Alex Da Kid (Rihanna), RoccStar (CeeLo Green), Sean Garrett (Jamie Foxx) and Sam Romans (Mary J. Blige).

Watch the music video for “Run” below.

Kelly Clarkson confirms new single “Piece By Piece”

18 Nov

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Kelly Clarkson has confirmed the details for her new single.

The singer/songwriter christened “Piece By Piece” as the next promotional cut from latest studio collection of the same name.

“Piece By Piece” was co-written and produced by Greg Kurstin, who previously teamed up with Clarkson on several songs, including international hit single “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).”

His other credits include Adele’s “Hello” [Columbia], Sia’s “Chandelier” [RCA], Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Boy Problems” [Interscope], John Newman’s “Come and Get It” [Island] and Years & Years’ “Shine” [Polydor].

Meanwhile, Clarkson latest album “Piece By Piece” – featuring previous singles “Invincible” and “Heartbeat Song” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Wrapped in Red” also delivers contributions from Jesse Shatkin (Santigold), Matthew Koma (Zedd), Justin Tranter (Pia Mia), Mozella (Tinashe), Sir Nolan (Rita Ora) and Julia Michaels (Demi Lovato).

Watch the music video for “Invincible” below.

Natalie La Rose hits the studio with Courtney Harrell, The Streotypes

18 Nov

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Dutch singer/songwriter Natalie La Rose has recorded new music with Courtney Harrell and The Stereotypes.

“Court’s in session: in my favorite place, doing my favorite things, with some of my favorite people @stereotypestv @NatalieLaRose!,” Harrell posted to her Instagram account (phoenixheart) on Tuesday (November 17, 2015).

Recent production credits by The Stereotypes include Tamia’s “No Lie” [Def Jam], Nico & Vinz’s “Fresh Idea” [Warner Bros], Skylar Stecker’s “That’s What’s Up” [Interscope] and Clarence Coffee Jr.’s “Run to Me” [Roc Nation].

Meanwhile, Harrell is responsible for co-writing Kelly Rowland’s “Put Your Name On It” [Republic], Jennifer Hudson’s “Think Like a Man” [Epic], Fantasia’s “Ain’t All Bad” [RCA] and Mary J. Blige’s “Irreversible” [Geffen].

As mentioned in earlier posts, La Rose is scheduled to release her debut project – featuring singles “Somebody” and “Around the World” – next year through International Music Group and Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection delivers additional alliances with DJ Frank E (Charlie Puth), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Prince Royce), Savan Kotecha (Ariana Grande), Rickard Goransson (Jessie J) and Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes).

Watch the music video for “Around the World” below.